Most businesses expect to raise pay, as workers more stressed than ever

Over two thirds of businesses expect to raise pay in the year ahead, as competition for staff heats up.Sixty-eight per cent of firms are planning to boost pay packets, nearly a quarter by an above-inflation increase, according to business lobby group the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). Its survey in August gathered responses from 422 companies, including some of the largest employers.Concerns grow over labour shortages and broader challenges in recruitment. Employers are increasingly fearful that despite the imminent closure of the furlough scheme, which was supporting 1.6 million workers at the end of July, they still will not be...
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UK set for most widespread pay rises in over a decade – CBI

LONDON (Reuters) – More British employers are planning pay rises than at any time since the global financial crisis as they struggle to recruit staff following the coronavirus pandemic and Brexit, data from the Confederation of British Industry showed on Monday. The CBI said 44% of businesses intended to raise...
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Confederation of British Industry warns staff shortages may stoke inflation

Staff shortages are dragging down the UK’s attractiveness as a place to hire workers – and could lead to soaring prices, a business group has warned. The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) said 76 per cent of firms had reported access to staff as a threat to the UK’s competitiveness, the highest proportion since the annual survey began 24 years ago.

St Kitts and Nevis to Celebrated 38th Independence Anniversary Sunday

During his second voyage in 1493, Christopher Columbus landed on St Kitts and named the island after his patron saint, Christopher. The British in 1623 and the French in 1624 were the first Europeans who settled on the islands, and on September 19th 1983, St Kitts and Nevis attained independence within the British Commonwealth.

Jarred Kelenic, Logan Gilbert send Mariners past Royals

Jarred Kelenic homered and drove in three runs and fellow rookie Logan Gilbert pitched seven strong innings as the Seattle Mariners recorded a 7-1 win over the host Kansas City Royals on Sunday. Jake Bauers and Mitch Haniger also homered for the Mariners (80-69), who took two of three games...

I-Core ponzi scam: CBI summons West Bengal minister

New Delhi [India], September 19 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has summoned West Bengal minister Manas Ranjan Bhunia on Monday in connection with the I-Core ponzi scam, sources said. The agency would question the minister at his residence as he refused to appear at the agency's Salt Lake...

Deferments by courts cause unnecessary burden on us: Supreme Court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has observed deferments by courts cause unnecessary burden on it as it granted interim protection from arrest to a man whose anticipatory bail application is pending before the Allahabad High Court for the past seven months. A bench of justices S K Kaul and M...

Assembly polls 2022: Arvind Kejriwal to visit Goa today

Delhi Chief Minister and National Convener of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Arvind Kejriwal is scheduled to visit Goa on Monday, where assembly polls are due next year. Kejriwal’s visit to Goa carries significance as AAP is gearing up for setting its foothold in the poll-bound state. Recently, after AAP received...

CAIT demands CBI inquiry into Amazon bribery allegation

The investigation is being done following a whistleblower complaint alleging that money paid for legal fees was funneled into bribes by Amazon’s legal representatives. The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has demanded a CBI inquiry following a report that Amazon‘s India lawyers bribed officials. The development comes after a...

George Clarke leads growing cast at BESA Conference

Structured around an overall theme of ‘Building Back Better, Safer, Greener’ the virtual event will have a strong focus on the detailed technical elements of rebuilding from the pandemic, delivering the requirements of new building safety legislation, modernising the sector’s workforce, and pushing on towards a net zero emissions future.

Weekly Stock Market Report: FOMC, Debt Ceiling & Taxes

TIP – This is a 1-minute brief bullet-point summary. It is a tool that gives investors and financial a fast and simple list of what to watch for and talking points for the week. FOMC, BoE, BoJ, SNB lead a gaggle of 13 central bank meetings this week. US Congress...

KTR says ready for 'white challenge' but with Rahul Gandhi

Hyderabad, Sep 20 (IANS) A bitter war of words between Telangana's cabinet minister K.T. Rama Rao and state Congress chief A. Revanth Reddy continued on Monday over Twitter with the latter throwing a 'white challenge' and former insisting that he will undergo drug tests only with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.